Received: by alpheratz.cpm.aca.mmu.ac.uk id UAA20822 (8.6.9/5.3[ref email@example.com] for cpm.aca.mmu.ac.uk from firstname.lastname@example.org); Mon, 11 Jun 2001 20:18:15 +0100 Date: Mon, 11 Jun 2001 18:35:11 +0100 To: email@example.com Subject: Re: LSE lecture on memes - meme posse? Message-ID: <20010611183511.A670@ii01.org> References: <20010611124304.AAA904@firstname.lastname@example.org> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii Content-Disposition: inline User-Agent: Mutt/1.3.15i In-Reply-To: <20010611124304.AAA904@email@example.com>; from firstname.lastname@example.org on Mon, Jun 11, 2001 at 08:42:52AM -0400 From: Robin Faichney <email@example.com> X-RBL-Warning: (orbs.dorkslayers.com) 22.214.171.124 is listed by dorkslayers.com Sender: firstname.lastname@example.org Precedence: bulk Reply-To: email@example.com
On Mon, Jun 11, 2001 at 08:42:52AM -0400, Wade T.Smith wrote:
> On 06/11/01 06:07, Robin Faichney said this-
> >Who never said "Let them
> >eat cake"! I wonder why that meme is so successful?
> Because of the _attitude_ to the proletariat that it demonstrates.
> Off with her head.
Strangely, at one point in history (I can't remember exactly when),
this was commonly cited to show how sensible and practical she was
(and I guess by extention, other aristocrats were).
But not only did she never say it, there's apparently very good evidence
that she did not take that attitude at all, being in fact rather
compassionate, and attempting to organise help for those in distress.
Which leaves you looking like something of memetic victim, doesn't
it Wade? :-)
-- Robin Faichney Inside Information -- http://www.ii01.org -- "a prime source of meta-memes"
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